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A revision of Ledebouria (Hyacinthaceae) in South Africa. 1. Two new species

S. Venter, T. J. Edwards
Bothalia | Vol 28, No 1 | a609 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v28i1.609 | © 1998 S. Venter, T. J. Edwards | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 October 1998 | Published: 02 October 1998

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S. Venter, Botany Department, University of the North, South Africa
T. J. Edwards, Department of Botany, University of Natal, South Africa

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A revision of Ledebouria in South Africa has revealed a number of undescribed species. This paper deals with two new species,  Ledebouria atrobrunnea S.Venter and L dolomiticola S.Venter. Both species possess cylindrical bulbs, erect leaves (rare in Ledebouria) and prominent shoulders on the carpel apices. These synapomorphies are also seen in L viscosa Jessop, and its allies.


Hyacinthaceae; <i>Ledebouria</i> new species; South Africa; taxonomy


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